Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 10th June

Romance Weekly ChatDo you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

If you’ve arrived from Jo Richardson’s blog, hi and thanks for clicking! This week’s questions are brought to you by Kim Handysides.


1.  What’s your ideal: alpha or beta and why?


This is a tough one, and depends on the context. In real life, beta every time. My husband and I are a partnership, everything is equal. If he tried to go all alpha on me I’m afraid he’d find out the real meaning of the red room of pain! HOWEVER, I love reading about alpha males. They’re hot and exciting and make for a great story. But, like reading a fairy story, I know it’s imaginary, and can enjoy it for what it is. Pure escapism. And there’s nothing wrong with that!


2.  Do you have a male buddy or mate you use for confirmation or inspiration when crafting your heroes?

I guess here is where I should say my husband. But I have to say not once have I used him for inspiration. Not because he isn’t perfect (because, pshawww), but because he’s mine, not another fictional heroine’s! Instead I tend to use pictures for inspiration, layering a character onto them, one that will mesh with the heroine but has enough faults to cause friction and a sizzling plot!


3.  What does any hero have to do to win your heart?make laugh

Make me laugh. I’m a sucker for a man with a sense of humor. As a wise woman once told me, you can close your eyes but you can’t close your ears. Good advice, people.



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Thank you to Kim for these questions, they really made me realize how much I love our genre. And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to read Susan Peterson Wisniewski’s answers!

Carrie Pink


18 thoughts on “Romance Weekly #LoveChatWrite #LoveWriteChat – 10th June

  1. My astrologer (stop snickering) told me I would recognize my husband by his zany sense of humor. The zanier he would be, the more I would love him. Named hero of my 1st novel Zane in his honor.

  2. Great post! That IS great advice about being able to close your eyes but not your ears. I also adore men with a good sense of humor. And if they poke fun at themselves and don’t take themselves all that seriously, it’s a bonus!

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